Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Welcomes James Hammock to Board of Trustees

SANTA BARBARA, CA (April 24, 2017) –
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is pleased to welcome James Hammock to our Board of Trustees.
Jim brings the Land Trust a wealth of experience in real estate valuation and complex real estate transactions following a 40-year career as senior partner with Santa Barbara-based appraisal firm Hammock, Arnold, Smith and Company. His work in the last 20 years has included the valuation of many ranches and properties throughout the County that are now protected by Land Trust conservation easements.
“Jim’s unparalleled knowledge of Santa Barbara County real estate, long-standing interest in conservation and esteem with which he is held in the community bring invaluable resources to the Land Trust as it continues its core mission of preserving our natural lands and agricultural heritage,” Greg Parker, President, Land Trust Board of Trustees
Jim and his wife Lisa were active in the Land Trust’s successful effort to purchase the Arroyo Hondo Preserve in 2001 and have been very dedicated docent volunteers over the past 16 years. Between the two of them, they have donated more than 2,000 volunteer hours to Arroyo Hondo, including the Land Trust’s Environmental Education program for local school groups.
An active community member, Jim recently retired from the board of the Santa Barbara Humane Society after 29 years of service and was active member of the Foundation for Girsh Park, playing a key role in the $6M Fields Forever Capital Campaign.
The Land Trust also welcomes three additional business and community leaders to standing committees. Joseph Audelo, First Vice President and Business Relationship Manager at Heritage Oaks Bank, joins the Land Trust’s Land Committee; Anne Dewey, recently retired Director of Development at Lotusland, joins the Development Committee; and Henry Glasheen, Vice President at Charles Schwab & Co., joins our Development and Finance Committees.
About the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985 and dedicated to preserving and enhancing Santa Barbara County’s natural resources and agricultural heritage for present and future generations. To date, the LTSBC has helped to preserve more than 25,000 acres of natural resource and agricultural land in Santa Barbara County, including the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Arroyo Hondo, the Coronado Butterfly Preserve, and is now campaigning to raise funds to purchase an additional 21 acres of Carpinteria Bluffs. These protected lands help Santa Barbara County maintain a productive agricultural economy, while the public enjoys open vistas and locally grown food.
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Carrie Mullen, Development Director (805) 966-4520

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